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12/1/12: I just bought my first electric base and amp!

Monday, December 03, 2012

Been playing guitar most of my life, but even with a small size guitar my left hand starts hurting too quickly. Had a session with V & D (my sis & her husband) last night and was practicing some bass basics on the guitar. And unlike V, I CAN sing and play the bass at the same time. Ordered on line but going to pick up at Guitar Center. Both pieces had great reviews on both Amazon and Guitar Center. New changes at 73 yrs old!

  
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MISSDAISY23 12/3/2012 10:44AM

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WOUBBIE 12/3/2012 10:25AM

    Viva le bass! My elder son plays, has a lot of fun with it.

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ALICERIEGER 12/3/2012 9:09AM

    Never stop growing

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DALID414 12/3/2012 1:42AM

    Awesome!

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MARYHENNIG 12/3/2012 1:26AM

  My 62 year old husband plays electric guitar and acoustic too. Plays for a few hours every day. Has 2 amps.

Guitar playing has to be some form of exercise, eh? Can't eat while you play!!!

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We Have New Babies

Monday, December 03, 2012

For weeks a six-year old lad kept telling his first-grade teacher about the baby brother or sister that was expected at his house.

One day the mother allowed the boy to feel the movements of the unborn child. The six-year old was obviously impressed, but made no comment. Furthermore, he stopped telling his teacher about the impending event.

The teacher finally sat the boy on her lap and said, "Tommy, whatever has become of that baby brother or sister you were expecting at home?"

Tommy burst into tears and confessed, "I think Mommy ate it!"

  
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ALICERIEGER 12/4/2012 2:25PM

    Thanks for sharing

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GREENCAT1 12/3/2012 5:24AM

    So cute!!!!!

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TWEETYKC00 12/3/2012 4:55AM

    cute one!

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SUNSHINE192DAY 12/3/2012 1:37AM

    Awww! Poor thing! lol

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PAMNANGEL 12/3/2012 1:33AM

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MARYHENNIG 12/3/2012 1:27AM

  So cute!

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DRUIDPRINCESS 12/3/2012 1:13AM

    Thank you for sharing your happiness with me. I really enjoyed your lovely story and it made me smile after a very challenging start to the week.
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MYREALANA told me to repost this...

Sunday, December 02, 2012

"A man who calls her baby"

I've been seeing this idea making the rounds on FB.

"Every woman deserves a man who calls her baby, kisses her like he means it, holds her like he never wants to let her go, doesn't cheat or lie, wipes her tears when she cries, doesn't make her jealous of other women, instead makes other women jealous of her, is not scared to let his friends know how he really feels about her, and lets her know how much he really loves her. Re-post if you agree."

I ignore the postings, because my first reaction, to the first requirement of what a woman "deserves" is revulsion.

I agree with the remaining 90% of the quote - aside from the run-on nature of the sentence itself.

However, I have never wanted, nor would I ever accept a man who called me "Baby." I'm no one's baby but my mom and dad's. When a man calls a woman "Baby" I always get this creepy feeling like he's asserting his rights over her as a person. He is the adult, she is the child and he will take care of her.

Not for me. Thank you.

I think a woman deserves a lot more than to be someone's "Baby." I think every woman deserves a man who knows how strong she can be, and isn't afraid to share his own vulnerabilities with her.

"Every woman deserves a man who knows she is equal to him, kisses her like he means it, holds her like he never wants to let her go, doesn't cheat or lie, wipes her tears when she cries, doesn't hide his tears from her, doesn't worry about jealousy, is not scared to let his friends know how he really feels about her, and lets her know how much he really loves her. Re-post if you agree."

  
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MYREALANA 1/8/2013 1:33PM

    I'm sorry I missed your tribute and re-post the day you did it. Thanks for agreeing and sharing!

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MARYHENNIG 12/3/2012 1:28AM

  No "baby" for me either. So degrading.

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BARCLE 12/2/2012 11:51PM

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GLITTER60 12/2/2012 7:38PM

    everyone needs to be special and to have lots of hugs. hubby has nevered called me baby. but i still feel special. emoticon

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CAT-IN-CJ 12/2/2012 6:55PM

    Very interesting.... I've always thought of 'baby' as a term of endearment. (But come to think of it, I don't believe any man has every called me baby.) But I do like the way you've rephrased it.

I am so blessed to have such a man ( not 'have' as ownership or possession) as my husband, life mate, partner, lover, best friend.
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COLETTEISGREAT 12/2/2012 6:12PM

    I love the way you've rephrased this!

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DALID414 12/2/2012 5:05PM

    I agree. I don't like being called baby.
I call my nephew baby, technically he's a toddler, but I saw his birth so he'll forever be a baby to me.

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Too bad we didn't do the green thing back then.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my day".

The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations." She was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our school books. This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books. But too bad we didn't do the green thing back then.

We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right: we didn't have the green thing in our day.

Back then,we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right: we didn't have the green thing back in our day.
           
Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana .. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right: we didn't have the green thing back then.

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?

You can send this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from smartass young people.

We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to tick us off.

  
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SCOOTDOG 12/2/2012 10:16PM

    SO TRUE

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NAYPOOIE 12/2/2012 3:08PM

    Great

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DALID414 12/2/2012 1:48PM

    I'm considered young (depending on who you ask), but even I miss the 'good old days', when I could go to the movie theatre and not have to worry about EVERYONES cell phone going off during the movie!!

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81MSMITH1 12/2/2012 7:56AM

    This is a great blog. The planet would probably be a much happier place if we went back to the way things were. That clerk was increadibly rude and unaware.

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DOVESEYES 12/2/2012 5:43AM

    I remember those days. In NZ (New Zealand)we went to the dairy (corner shop) and got 1/2 lb butter that was cut from a big piece and put in brown paper and also got our sugar weighed out and bagged.

Oh I forgot my brothers used to take the old newspapers to the fish and chip shop and they weighed it and paid about 2 cents a lb and wrapped the fish in white paper then the newspaper around it . Nothing beats fish and chips in the paper.

good times

Ah the young they'll be old one day and what will their young think of them?

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/2/2012 3:00AM

    i really loved this and so true brought back memories.i still dry my clothes on a washing line,we have 1 tv and 1 computer that is working and apart from my older kid who has a school bus the other kids walk ,go by bike or roller or like now i will pull them with the sleigh.even though i occasionally buy a plastic bag i will reuse it.you forgot one .we had compost heaps and our food wasn´t sprayed with all the chemicals and hormones etc in foods today.genetics was to do with your family genes and nothing to do with food brought from the store.i know which time i perferr.i also wash the dishes by hand.lol.thanks for sharing.here´s hoping it becomes a popular blog award so everyone can read it.

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GDY2SHUZ 12/2/2012 2:32AM

    Love it ......Love it.

I lived in that era or (through) it and agree it was so much better then. The best was reusing bottles of all sorts. Sometimes you might get a few cents back; you could buy candy and treats with that.

Items in glass containers get and stay colder than tin cans. emoticon emoticon

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